Makarska Riviera Covid19 Info and updates!

Updated: Nov 20, 2020


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UPDATED 01.07.2020.

Dear guests!

We are receiving a number of inquiries from you, asking about the COVID-19 situation development and the chances of actually visiting Croatia this summer.


Let us say that we cannot answer those questions with complete certainty. We can only give the information we have for now. So we will list the currently available info below.


For daily updates, you can always check the Total Croatia News portal or the official government CoronaVirus site and get all the latest info.



NEWS July 1st update

The Croatian Government's official Koronavirus.hr website published official travel updates.

As for the whole of Croatia, these measures apply to all visitors to the Makarska Riviera.

As of midnight, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page. This website is available in 11 languages and it's easy to navigate. Using this form you can ease the journey. Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only. You read that right, tourists are welcome!


Based on the criteria and conditions set out in the recommendation, as from 1 July member states should start lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:

  • Algeria

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • Georgia

  • Japan

  • Montenegro

  • Morocco

  • New Zealand

  • Rwanda

  • Serbia

  • South Korea

  • Thailand

  • Tunisia

  • Uruguay

  • China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity


Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican should be considered as EU residents for the purpose of this recommendation.


The criteria to determine the third countries for which the current travel restriction should be lifted cover in particular the epidemiological situation and containment measures, including physical distancing, as well as economic and social considerations. They are applied cumulatively.



Regarding the epidemiological situation, third countries listed should meet the following criteria, in particular:

  • number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days and per 100 000 inhabitants close to or below the EU average (as it stood on 15 June 2020)

  • stable or decreasing trend of new cases over this period in comparison to the previous 14 days

  • overall response to COVID-19 taking into account available information, including on aspects such as testing, surveillance, contact tracing, containment, treatment and reporting, as well as the reliability of the information and, if needed, the total average score for International Health Regulations (IHR). Information provided by EU delegations on these aspects should also be taken into account.

Reciprocity should also be taken into account regularly and on a case-by-case basis.


For countries where travel restrictions continue to apply, the following categories of people should be exempted from the restrictions:

  • EU citizens and their family members

  • long-term EU residents and their family members

  • travellers with an essential function or need, as listed in the Recommendation.


Schengen associated countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) also take part in this recommendation.


The Council recommendation is not a legally binding instrument. The authorities of the member states remain responsible for implementing the content of the recommendation. They may, in full transparency, lift only progressively travel restrictions towards countries listed.


A Member State should not decide to lift the travel restrictions for non-listed third countries before this has been decided in a coordinated manner.


This list of third countries should be reviewed every two weeks and may be updated by the Council, as the case may be, after close consultations with the Commission and the relevant EU agencies and services following an overall assessment based on the criteria above.


Travel restrictions may be totally or partially lifted or reintroduced for a specific third country already listed according to changes in some of the conditions and, as a consequence, in the assessment of the epidemiological situation. If the situation in a listed third country worsens quickly, rapid decision-making should be applied.

Good to know / Useful information:
While staying on the Makarska Riviera, please follow the instructions below:

- wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face - when eating in restaurants, follow the instructions and disinfect your hands at the entrance - avoid enclosed crowded spaces - act responsibly and do not endanger yourself or others - keep a social distance and follow the regulations - respect the nature and beauty of Makarska Riviera, please do not leave garbage behind.



Please note, all external links provided are not updated by the All in Makarska Riviera and the All in Makarska Riviera website cannot be held accountable for their accuracy.

BREAKING NEWS June 16 update:

Good morning World! Civil Protection Headquarters announced:

there are no more people infected with COVID-19 in the Split-Dalmatia County. According to the records of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the last person that had tested positive for coronavirus recovered yesterday, and there are no more sick people in the Split-Dalmatia County! Entering Croatia: We advise foreign citizens who intend to stay in Croatia to submit their data via https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ (this form is available in 11 languages). For additional information, the EU has launched Re open EU - an interactive tool which aims to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe. In order for your arrival in Makarska Riviera to be free of stress and complications, we advise you to plan your route and accommodation before hitting the road.


Our mobile guide All in Makarska Riviera can be helpful for planning and it's free for iOS and Android smartphones, check it out! Finally, when the travel bans are finally lifted, it's time to plan the vacation of your lifetime. For dreaming and planning, make sure you run through this website and find all the best things about Makarska Riviera! In fact, why don't you start with video tours? The latest information we received says that currently no one in the Makarska Riviera is infected with the Corona virus. We hope it stays that way. Please be careful. If you have any health problems, it is best to consult your doctor and postpone your trip.


We remind all drivers who entered Croatia to drive responsibly and comply with traffic regulations. No irregularities in traffic were recorded in the area of the Makarska Riviera, there are no bigger traffic jams and traffic is running normally.

Keep in mind:

  • wherever you travel, apply general rules governing hand and food hygiene

  • You should wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water

  • You are also advised to use hand sanitizer while on the road.

Many airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun flights to and from Croatia. Check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities for June and/or July start dates (depending on the airline). Makarska Riviera's closest airport is Split airport. From there, you can use public transport (bus), rent a car, or taxi services. Ask your accommodation host if he can arrange the transport for you.


Accommodation: A lot of hotels, camps, private accommodation and other accommodation facilities have resumed operations in Makarska, with many continuing to reopen every day. Accommodation providers are careful, cleanliness and hygiene is at a high level. Make sure you check the safety and health standards with your hosts.


Travel: A direct route from your home to your hotel/apartment would be ideal, but if you're driving, it probably won't be possible. While traveling to your Makarska Riviera vacation spot, you will surely stop for coffee or a bathroom break. Make sure you keep up with the health standards on the road as well. Bring hand sanitizer wherever you go, and make as few stops as possible. Good to know: Frequently asked questions and answers about traveling and health care during your vacation in Makarska Riviera can be found here!


Please note, all external links provided are not updated by the All in Makarska Riviera and the All in Makarska Riviera website cannot be held accountable for their accuracy.

May 29 update:

Croatia Opens Its Borders without Conditions for 10 EU Countries.

Citizens of Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, and Germany whose citizens due to the satisfactory epidemiological situation when entering the Republic of Croatia, will not have to prove the reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.), but will be able to enter under the same conditions as before the onset of COVID-19


Their entry will be recorded with the collection of additional data (destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address), due to the possible need to contact for epidemiological reasons.


In order to reduce congestion at border crossings and shorten the waiting time for crossing the state border, which will be extended compared to border control in recent years due to the collection of additional data, we recommend foreign citizens who intend to stay in Croatia to submit their data via https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

May 28, 2020 update:

Croatia Opens Its Borders without Conditions for 10 EU Countries

For Croatian tourism, Covid-19 isn't a big threat anymore! Today, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced that Croatian borders will be fully opened for travelers and tourists from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany! Croatia has opened its borders for tourists from EU/EEA countries since May 11. Currently, Slovenia and Croatia have opened borders, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary are set to open borders with Croatia on May 29. Germany and Poland will open on June 15 as well as external EU borders to third party citizens.


Read more: OFFICIAL INFO PAGE FROM THE CROATIAN BORDER POLICE, with FAQ and form to ask questions is the best source of official advice.


For daily updates, check the Total Croatia News portal or the official government CoronaVirus site and get all the latest info.


For your safety, please read: Recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for Croatian and foreign nationals who are crossing the state border and entering the Republic of Croatia.


In order to reduce congestion at border crossings and shorten the waiting time for crossing the state border, which will be extended compared to border control in recent years due to the collection of additional data, we recommend foreign citizens who intend to stay in Croatia to submit their data via webhttps://entercroatia.mup.hr/


Welcome!



May 21, 2020 update:

Great news, everyone!

Every day, life is more and more getting back to normal. Shops, caffés, bars and restaurants are opening as fewer and fewer restrictions are needed.